Pilot Shortage and EKU Aviation   Podcast

(L-R) Dennis Sinnett, EKU Aviation Coordinator; Tom Martin, Eastern Standard host; Dr. Willi Walker - Co-Founder of EKU Aviation School

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  1. Aviation

News Literacy   Podcast

Guests: Lexington Herald-Leader columnist and president of the Bluegrass Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, Tom Eblen; former Harper's editor Lewis Lapham, now editor of Lapham's Quarterly and a special issue entitled "A History of Fake News"; Kate Howard from the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting on her organization's news literacy initiative; Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Alan Miller on his News Literacy Project; and, Rhode Island Library Media Specialist Brien Jennings on his "Media Literacy Series" for children.

(L-R) Tom Martin, Tom Eblen 

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City of Literature  Podcast

"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again." Lexington, Kentucky is preparing a second application to become a UNESCO "City of Literature." Guests: Neil Chethik and Jayne Moore Waldrop of the Carnegie Center for Learning and Literacy; Kentucky Post Laureates and authors George Ella Lyons and Frank X Walker; singer-songwriter Patrick McNeese; Lexington Public Library Director Ann Hammond; Lexington Mayor Jim Gray; Transylvania University Professor Jeremy Paden; University of Kentucky Creative Writing Director Hannah Pittard; 2018 Gaines Award recipient Laura Daly.

(L-R) Jayne Moore Waldrop, Tom Martin, Neil Chethik

Adderall Addiction  Podcast

Guests: Vitale Buford. Vitale has overcome a 10-year addiction to prescription drugs as well as an eating disorder, and says she has transformed her life; Dr. Stephen Lamb - a Lexington psychiatrist who specializes in addictive behavior; Dr. Melissa Bartsch - Director of the Counseling Center here at Eastern Kentucky University; Lexington psychiatrist Steven Croley whose specialty is the treatment of people with ADHD; and University of Kentucky, Psychologist David Berry, member of a team that has developed screening to help doctors determine when someone is faking ADHD to get a prescription.

(L-R) Tom Martin, Dr. Stephen Lamb, Vitale Buford, Dr. Melissa Bartsch

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Autism Spectrum   Podcast

Guests: Amanda Ralston, a board certified behavior analyst specializing in treating children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities; Dr. Sally Shepley, who has taught adolescents with severe autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in public school and is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Early Childhood, Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of Kentucky; Anne Gregory, mother of an autistic child, and a tireless advocate for children and families with autism.

(L-R) Sally Shepley, Tom Martin, Anne Gregory, Amanda Ralston

  1. Autism